Gina Rodriguez is redefining beauty standards on the cover of the October 2016 issue of ‘Latina’. She’s showing off her major hair makeover, a half shaved head, and saying that her hair does not define her as a person. Read her powerful interview below!
Gina Rodriguez, 32, is the definition of girl crush. The outspoken, trailblazing star of Jane The Virgin is proving that long, flowing locks isn’t what makes a woman beautiful.
Gina told Latina magazine:
“I think it all plays into the idea of being your own hero and not feeling like you have to live up to other people’s expectations. I am not my beauty. Who I am is not my f*cking hair, and to be an actor is to transform. To represent a community is to commit, to give my entire all. So if I’m going to represent Latinos in the industry and in art, if I’m going to represent my little cousins in Chicago, they’re going to know that I went full out.
Who are we afraid of? What are we afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is we die. Anything else you can handle.”
She added: “A strong leader is one who creates other leaders. So if I am encouraging young girls to take control of their lives, to spread kindness, then I am doing the job God put me here to do. With every attempt we make within the industry, with every project I take, it will be to advance women. Not only women of color but all women and men. One doesn’t exist without the other. I’m just going to continue to keep my head down and keep trying to do the best work I possibly can, never really saying I’ve arrived or that I’ve made it anywhere, but just that I’m going to continue to try.”
She is truly an inspiration!
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Gina Rodriguez’s Latina cover? Do you love her shaved head? Would you take a beauty risk like this?